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Sutter Park Meeting

Posted by on 10:39 pm in Clunie Community Center, Mckinley LIbrary, Sutter Park | 0 comments

Sutter Park Meeting

Aside from the demo of the old Sutter Memorial Hospital, there hasn’t been much new news on the development of Sutter Park Neighborhood, until now! There will be a community meeting on Thursday April 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the Clunie Community Center in the McKinley Library to talk about the Sutter Park. It looks like this meeting is just to discuss the .6 acre neighborhood park that will be at the heart of the new development. I’ve already got it on my calendar and I hope to see a lot of my neighbors...

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania March 2017

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania March 2017

The weather is finally turning warm again and McKinley Park is filling up with people enjoying Spring. There’s no better way to kick off the season than with hundreds of your neighbors for the first McKinley Park Food Truck Mania of the year! Come and join us on Friday March 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 for a great lineup of food trucks, beer garden and live music. I hope to see you out...

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Fab 40’s Christmas Lights

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Fab 40’s Christmas Lights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’m getting calls asking for details about the Fab 40’s Christmas Lights! The long holiday tradition of impressive light displays in the Fab 40’s is anticipated and enjoyed by so many neighbors as well as people that drive in from miles away to look at them. Some home owners in the Fab 40’s have already started putting up their lights and and more will join the displays over the next couple weeks. By the end of next weekend the homes will be ablaze with dazzling displays. You can drive up and down the streets (40th-49th, between J Street and Folsom Blvd.), wander at your leisure by foot or get extravagant and hire a horse-drawn carriage to enjoy the festive show the this amazing neighborhood puts on every year. Go on a weeknight an you won’t have quite as many people out at the same time or join the biggest gawking crowds possible on Christmas weekend. Bundle up, bring your hot chocolate and get into the holiday spirit with another amazing year of the Fab 40’s Christmas lights!   – 2017 Christmas update based on all the past questions: For all of those that want someone else to do the driving you have some options: Top Hand Ranch does horse drawn hayrides through the Fab 40’s. You can call them at (916) 655-3444 to make a reservation. They often book up well in advance. You can also take the Sac Brew Bike tour to see the lights and hit up some pubs as well. Call them at (916) 952-7973. The lights usually start going up the first weekend after Thanksgiving, are in full force by the second weekend of December and start coming down the weekend after Christmas. I am not affiliated with the hayride company or the brew bike company. The Christmas lights that the neighbors put up is not really an organized event. I am just an East Sac resident and real estate agent with Dunnigan Realtors who loves my neighborhood and blogging about different events in East Sac. I hope you find the information in this post and other parts of my blog helpful and enjoyable. Happy...

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McKinley Village Open House and Tour

Posted by on 10:03 pm in East Sac, McKinley Village | 0 comments

McKinley Village Open House and Tour

On Thursday I got to go through the new McKinley Village properties. Since then I have talked to a lot of people about the development. Here are my thoughts… The quality of construction is top notch. I wouldn’t expect anything less from Kevin Carson and The New Home Company. They did great work on all of these properties and I think they stack up very well against anything else that is in the market. The VIP event was packed with people ranging from everyone associated with the building of the development, agents, lenders, councilmen, neighbors and most importantly, interested buyers. I talked to a lot of them in an effort to get a good cross reference of feedback and have talked with many more since the event. Many neighbors are still concerned about the impacts of the development on their own properties. Some fear the traffic impacts. Some worry that the development might devalue the older homes in East Sac for one reason or another. Others see this as potentially being very positive for the values in East Sac, Midtown and the surrounding neighborhoods if the houses in McKinley Village can get those prices. The agents ranged from impressed to doubtful. Some focused on the train noise, lack of backyard spaces and the tight streets that were packed with people touring the properties. Some see this as a good amount of inventory in an otherwise very scarce market, a suburb style development without the commute to the suburbs. The buyers that I have talked to also ranged from ready to buy to realizing that this isn’t the home for them. The ones that can see themselves living there don’t want a yard, they want a nice patio. They might be used to not having a yard or are finally done with the work that comes with one. They want all new construction with a 2 car garage but can’t justify the hour plus long commute home to Roseville at 5:00 on a weekday. The ones that have ruled it out after seeing the property want that yard, they want big trees, they are willing to deal with all of the quirks that come with the old homes that dominate the close in neighborhoods.   I have a listing coming up in two weeks in Roseville. It is a house on a tiny lot in a cluster home development near a lot of big box stores. I recently helped the owner of that property buy a brick home that was built in East Sac in 1925. At one point his 1,400 square foot, two story new home with dual pane windows on a 1,096 square foot lot in Roseville was the right fit for him. Now a 89 year old home with antique light fixtures and single pane, leaded glass windows that are painted shut is the right fit. When we list the Roseville home for sale for $329,000 we will get an offer from a buyer that thinks it is the perfect fit for them. If they had an extra $100,000 to spend on a home they might want to buy one of the Mulberry models in McKinley Village instead. One of the things that I keep saying in this business is that I love the wide range of homes in a wide range of locations that I get to work...

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Screen on the Green 2016

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Screen on the Green 2016

August is Screen on the Green time of year and there are a couple good movies lined up for this year. August 19th will be Milo and Otis at the South Natomas Park and August 20th will be Hook at Glen Hall Park in the River Park neighborhood. You can go to http://sacscreenonthegreen.com for all of the details. I happy to have an amazing group of neighbors and we run our own outdoor movie night block parties about 6 times a year. Screen on the Green can give you ideas on how to set up your own block party movie nights (or contact me and I’ll be happy to share what me and my neighbors...

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Recent Sales

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Recent Sales

This has been an amazing year for real estate. It has been a great year to be a seller and a very tough year to be a buyer. The East Sac market has been at a historically low level of inventory for a while now but that is slowly starting to shift. I like to keep this blog mostly focused on the events in East Sac with just a sprinkling of real estate information and even less self promotion. This is one of my two post per year where I talk about my business. I’ve had a lot of great clients and the past 12 months have taken me all over the area. From Elk Grove to Auburn to Rescue and of course, a lot of business in East Sac, Midtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. I love being an East Sac agent but the reality is that I love helping people buy great houses wherever is best for them. Thanks again to all of my amazing clients for the referrals. I greatly appreciate the level of business I’m able to do without paying to put my face on billboards or bus benches as advertising. Here is the post card that was sent out for my past sale of an amazing house up in the foothill town of...

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McKinley Park Food Truck Mania!

Posted by on 4:13 pm in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park | 0 comments

McKinley Park Food Truck Mania!

Friday August 12th is the next McKinley Park Food Truck Mania night! Come out and join a bunch of your East Sac neighbors for some great food and music. The event starts at 5:00 and runs till...

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Savor East Sac 2016

Posted by on 9:49 pm in Chamber of Commerce, East Sac, Events, Restaurant | 0 comments

Savor East Sac 2016

Savor East Sac is another great event that the East Sac Chamber of Commerce is putting on. This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy many of the amazing restaurants, breweries and coffee houses in our neighborhood. Several East Sacramento restaurants are offer deals for the next 11 days such as Formula’s Bistro’s Burger Happy Hour (2 burgers and 1/2 bottle summer red wine for $25), Roxie Deli’s Half OFF Any Sandwich with purchase of any Sandwich of equal or greater value or the very simple $1.00 OFF Any Beer at Sactown Union Brewery! Get out in the great weather and enjoy some of the best food that East Sac has to...

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McKinley Village Pricing, Floor Plans and Updates

Posted by on 10:47 pm in McKinley Village | 3 comments

McKinley Village Pricing, Floor Plans and Updates

Last Friday I went to the McKinley Village presentation to real estate agents. They also held a meeting over the weekend to present to prospective buyers. The floor plans and artist renderings of the property look nice and shiny. Unfortunately, the big concerns of the neighborhood for traffic and access to the development is going to be worse than projected . When they open the development for the first residents to move in they will only have one working access point. McKinley Village Way that will connect into C Street (just west of the change from Elvas Ave to C Street) between 40th and Tivoli Way will be the only access point for more than a year according to the presenter. The other access road point that goes over Business 80 and connects to 28th Street in midtown/Sutters Landing will only be usable for construction well into the development and sales of the properties. Another disappointment is the fact that the Alhambra bike/pedestrian tunnel that was proposed is not going to be part of the project. This means that all of traffic for the first year or more will have to come through one road and it greatly reduces the accessibility of the project. There were a lot of other details that were talked about and the project access was only addressed when I asked the questions. Now that I’ve gotten this out of my head and into my blog, I can talk about the rest of the details of the project. The project is still going to be 336 homes and they will have the model home grand opening on September 10th. They will start taking reservations for them on Saturday September 17th. The first releases of homes should be available to move in on October through December of this year. They have 2,000 people on their marketing list that are interested in getting updates and had 600 people signed up for last weekends presentation. Just like with an open house, I expect a good portion of these are just curious and want to know what is happening with the development instead of waiting in line to make a purchase. There are going to be 5 different groupings of properties in the development. Alder Parkside Flat are four 6-plex buildings with units from 1,537 to 2,536 square feet and prices ranging from the low $500,000’s to the low $700,000’s before upgrades. Birch Cottage Greens are zero lot line homes (kind of like Metro Square at H and 26th Street) that will have ally accessed garages. These range from 2,008 to 2,781 square feet and will be priced from the low $600,000’s to the high $600,000’s. The Cottonwood Park Homes will be the largest and most expensive properties. These will be the only traditional homes on regular lots. They will range from 2,292 to 3,172 square feet and price from the low $700,000’s to the low $900,000’s before upgrades. The Magnolia Commons are the properties that will back up to highway 80. These are cluster homes where 4 houses share one driveway but each have their own garage, similar to a development in the NW corner of Natomas. These will range from 1,550 to 2,258 square feet and priced from the low $400,000’s to the high $500,000’s. The Mulberry...

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9th Annual Fab 40’s 5k Walk Run

Posted by on 6:14 pm in East Sac, Events, Fab 40's | 0 comments

9th Annual Fab 40’s 5k Walk Run

Come out and join a lot of your neighbors for the 9th Annual Fab 40’s 5k Walk/Run this Saturday! Fortunately they start the race early enough in the day so that the heat won’t be crazy during the event. Here are the details from their site at http://fab40s5k.org: The 9th Annual Fab 40’s 5k Run/Walk and ¼ mile and ½ mile kids’ fun runs start and finish at the highest point in our City – in beautiful East Lawn Memorial Park in East Sacramento at 4300 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95819. The event is this Saturday, July 30, 2016 and Race Day Registration starts at 7-8:30 am. The Kids’ ¼ Mile (ages 5 & under) starts at 8:05 am, the Kids’ ½ Mile (ages 6-10) starts at 8:10 am and the 5k Run/Walk City of Sacramento 5K Championship starts at 8:30 am The rout starts in East Lawn Memorial Park then goes through  the Fab 40’s neighborhood on M Street before returning to the Park for one gorgeous, final-mile loop to the finish at the highest point in the city of...

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